Posted March 1, 2018 by Drew Bagay in Comics

Captain America to Relaunch With Ta-Nehisi Coates and Leinil Yu for Marvel’s Fresh Start

Captain America will be relaunching on the Fourth of July written by Black Panther scribe Ta-Nehisi Coates with art by Leinil Yu, as part of Marvel’s “Fresh Start.”

“For two years I’ve lived in the world of Wakanda, writing the title Black Panther. I’ll continue working in that world. This summer, I’m entering a new one—the world of Captain America,” said Coates in an editorial article for The Atlantic, for which he is a national correspondent.


Captain America #1 cover by Alex Ross.

The writer continues, “Writing, for me, is about questions—not answers. And Captain America, the embodiment of a kind of Lincolnesque optimism, poses a direct question for me: Why would anyone believe in The Dream? What is exciting here is not some didactic act of putting my words in Captain America’s head, but attempting to put Captain America’s words in my head. What is exciting is the possibility of exploration, of avoiding the repetition of a voice I’ve tired of.”

Leinil Yu will serve as the artist for the title, with Alex Ross doing covers. Tom Brevoort will also continue on as the editor for Captain America.

Coates reveals that former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso first approached him about writing Captain America, and current Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski helped him refashion his script for the first issue.

Captain America #1 hits shelves on July 4.

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